Boca’o is the abbreviation of bocado, or bite in Spanish, and refers to the inclination of Spaniards to share food. Among the people you love, you offer your time and your kindness in a joyful experience. That’s what eating Tapas means in Spain. They want to share this authentic food experience of Spanish comfort food using fresh local ingredients and premium imported products.
Amazingly, when we looked at the food truck itself, we had no doubt that it was a Spanish food truck. Look at this amazing and colorful style, they used a Spanish mosaic, you can see the same mosaic in Spanish cities, they displayed them on the buildings, benches, tables etc. And of course, their logo is placed near the window where you can take an order.
- MONTADITO TOASTS
- BIKINI SANDWICHES
- Boca’O special
- Spanish burgers
- Gran reserva
- JAMÓN IBÉRICO DE BELLOTA
- ARROCES & FIDEUÀ
- Salad and soups
Notice: On the website, they said that they use Premium imported products from Spain to make their dishes.
Enjoy the authentic Spanish food culture!
It was an amazing experience! We ordered Croquetas, Montadito, La Molona, Paella Mixta, Ensalada de Bonito, and Crema Catalana. The food was much tastier than what we had expected and they all had an appetizing appearance:
- Croquetas impressed us by a crunchy bite combined with a creamy flavor of ham, butter and milk.
- Montadito provided a great compile of smoked meat, various types of cheese, pickled vegetables and sandwiches to make the taste become balanced, not too salty.
- La Molona burger is also one of the Spanish specialties. Between two crispy pieces of bread there was a thick slice of beef, fried eggs, piparra peppers and melted cheese creating an attractive presentation and delicious taste.
- Even though all the dishes were excellent, Paella Mixta must be our favorite one. Rice was fried with seafood, such as shrimps and blue mussels, beans, and a unique mixture of Spanish seasoning.
- For the salad, we tried Ensalada de Bonito and we were not disappointed. Tuna was torn into small pieces and mixed with lettuces, eggs, tomatoes and a creamy sauce.
- We finished our meal with a famous dessert in Spain: Crema Catalana. To eat the smooth cream below, we had to crack the burnt sugar layer on top which was interesting to us. Crema Catalana had a great caramel scent but it was not bitter. The cream gave us a gently sweet flavor thanks to the combination of milk, eggs, lemon peels and cinnamon.
- For next time: Bocata
Bellota Ibérico ham paired with Manchego cheese and served as a sandwich in a toasted baguette with fresh tomato spread and comes with a side of Patatas Bravas.
- Highly recommended: Paella Mixta
The Bomba rice for the paellas is cooked in fish and prawn stock and the secret is not to move the rice in the pan so it sticks and gets toasted and crispy and gives a smoky flavour.
- Owners: Joseph Quesne (left to right), Raquel Grebler-Quesne-Quesne, Arturo de Miguel and Nicole Succar
A group of Spaniards and their partners. In order to be “ambassadors of Spanish culture and cuisine in Canada” Boca’O’s owners have created a menu of made-from-scratch Spanish food up for order.
Boca’O is Vancouver’s first food truck that serves up “an authentic Spanish Tapas experience” and it has been in business 2.5 years.
For them, this isn’t just a restaurant wannabe, it’s a restaurant-going-to-be when the pandemic backs off.“
In the aspect of service, the staff was extremely friendly, helpful, and informative. He was willing to answer our questions about their brand, chat and take photos with customers. As Boca’O supplied us with such a wonderful experience, the price is reasonable and affordable for everyone.
Boca’O is very active on Instagram posting on Instagram stories about their promotions, posting their menu items to attract customers. They also have an innovation menu every once in a white where they come up with a new menu item for a short time to bring their customers back to the food truck.
Boca’O uses wooden utensils, paper food packaging and compostable plastic.
Image of boca’O from Yelp
Image of owners by Joseph Quesne via Vancouver Sun
Events and delivery screenshots from the Boca’O website